Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Science - 562 pages
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Jones And Bartlett Publishers And The American Society Of Plant Biologists Have Teamed Up For The Second Edition Of Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology. The Essays Collected In This Text Bring Together Aspects Of Genetics And Plant Breeding, Molecular Biology And Genetic Engineering, Plant Development And Reproduction, Soils And Plant Nutrition, Agro-Ecology And The Sustainability Of Agricultural Practices, Population Increases And The Difficulty Of Eradicating Hunger, Pest Control Practices And Their Environmental Consequences, And The Role Of Biotechnology In Modern Crop Production.
 

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Contents

Lessons from Demography
12
Agricultural RD Productivity and Global Food Prospects
22
demand for grains used in human foods
29
Development Productivity and Sustainability of Crop Production
52
1 Labor specialization evolved differently in factories and farming
58
Why Do Hunger and Malnutrition Persist in a World of Plenty?
76
discrimination and demographic factors
82
Developing Food Production Systems in SubSaharan Africa
100
Ten Thousand Years of Crop Evolution
328
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359
From Classical Plant Breeding to Modern Crop Improvement
360
9
386
Crop Diseases and Strategies for Their Control
390
diseases
398
1 The Genome of Xyldlafastidiosa
411
Strategies for Controlling Insect Mite and Nematode Pests
414

The Molecular Basis of Genetic Modification and Improvement of Crops
124
genetically engineered plants
145
Plants in Human Nutrition and Animal Feed
152
The Genetic Basis of Growth and Development
182
Biology Technology and Role in Agriculture
212
CONTENTS vii
217
Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production
240
Plant Nutrition and Crop Improvement in Adverse Soil Conditions
270
replaced from the soil
280
Life Together in the Underground
304
Weeds and Weed Control Strategies
446
processes
459
1 Weeds That Fight Unfairly 452
470
Toward a Greener Agriculture
472
environmental impacts
484
2 Managing Biodiversity to Maximize Cattle Production
494
Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Factories
500
Urban Myths and Real Concerns about Genetically Modified GM Crops
528
Index
552
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